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PLAYLIST FOR “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YOU” (9.7.19)

9 Sep

You know what drives me crazy? People who over-use already tired rhetorical cliches, such as “With all due respect” – which is always a lie. My least favorite: “I got two words for you…” I thought (hoped) if I used that phrase over and over and over for two hours and if every song I played had a two-word title, maybe – just maybe – people would think twice (or maybe even once) and not use that annoying expression. Did it work? I got three words for myself: “In your dreams.”

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • ALONE TOGETHER  /  Alyssa Allgood  /  “Exactly Like You”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • BY MYSELF  /  Shirley Horn  /  “Lazy Afternoon”
  • THAT’S ALL  /  Johnny Hartman  /  “This One’s For Tedi”
  • FASCINATING RHYTHM  /  Lucy Dixon  /  “Lulu’s Back In Town”
  • MONA LISA  /  Gregory Porter  /  “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me”
  • WHAT’S NEW  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • THAT FACE  /  Seth MacFarlane  /  “In Full Swing”
  • WONDERFUL GUY  /  Wesla Whitfield  /  “Beautiful Love”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  (Mystery Verse)  /  Molly Lyons  /  “Verses Only”
  • EMBRACEABLE YOU  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Angel In The Dark”
  • WHO CARES  /  Andrew Distel  /  “It Only Takes Time”
  • THOU SWELL  /  Lucy Yeghiazaryan  /  “Blue Heaven”
  • SWEET LORRAINE  /  Nicolas Beard  /  “I Remember You: The Music Of Nat King Cole”
  • GOING UPTOWN  /  Eyal Vilner Big Band  /  “Swing Out”
  • DON’T EXPLAIN  /  Kellye Gray  /  “Renderings”
  • I’M HIP  /  Veronica Swift  /  “Confessions”
  • ANGEL EYES  /  Jesse Belvin  /  “Mr. Easy”
  • YOU’LL SEE  /  Jackie Ryan  /  “Doozy”
  • MOOD INDIGO  /  Wynton Marsalis & JALCO  /  “Live In Swing City”
  • SIGNING OFF  /  Lauren White  /  “Life In The Modern World”
  • GEORGIA ROSE  /  Gavin Hope  /  “For All We Know”
  • BUT BEAUTIFUL  /  Betty Carter & Carmen McRae  /  “Duets”
  • COME SUNDAY  /  The Real Group  /  “Live In Stockholm”
  • SWEET SLUMBER  /  Jimmy Witherspoon & Jack McDuff  /  “The Blues Is Now”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “HALLOWEEN PARTY 2017” (10.28.17)

28 Oct

I think I gave out more treats than tricks during the annual Turntable For One Halloween Party. And when a few people showed up at the door in costumes, I played some songs especially for them.

 

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

  • HALLOWEEN SPOOKS  Lambert, Hendricks, And Ross  /  “The Hottest New Group In Jazz”
  • DING DONG THE WITCH IS DEAD  /  Ella Fitzgerald  /  “Halloween Jazz”
  • CANDY  /  Nat King Cole  / “After Midnight”
  • I PUT A SPELL ON YOU  /  Nina Simone  /  “I Put A Spell On You”
  • (Sarah Huckabee Sanders Costume)  /  TALK TO ME BABY  /  Cleo Laine  /  “Quintessential Cleo”
  • WHISTLING PAST THE GRAVEYARD  /  Holly Cole  /  “Night”
  • WHISTLING AWAY THE DARK  /  Champian Fulton Trio  /  “Sometimes I’m Happy”
  • (Vladimir Putin Costume)  /  I’VE GOT YOU NUMBER  /  Marc Pompe  /  “Monk’s Dream”
  • BEWITCHED  /  Pamela Luss  /  “At The Jazz Standard”
  • WITCHCRAFT  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Robert Palmer  /  “Ridin’ High”
  • (Steve Mnuchen, Ryan Zinke, Tom Price Costumes)  /  COME FLY WITH ME  /  Frank Sinatra  /  “Come Fly With Me”
  • THE HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Lisa Lindsley  /  “Long After Midnight”
  • THIS OLD HOUSE IS HAUNTED  /  Andy Scott  /  “Angels”
  •  (Melania Trump Costume)  WHEN I’M 64  /  Connie Evingson  /  “Let It Be Jazz”
  • GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY  /  Bob James  /  “Bold Conceptions”
  • (Bill Cosby Costume)  /  LOVE POTION #9  /  Ron Boustead  /  “Unlikely Valentine:
  • SPOOKY  /  Anne Farnsworth  /  “Sealed With A Kiss”
  • (A Cat Knocks On The Door)  /  YOUR CAT PLAYS PIANO  /  Mark Winkler  /  “Jazz & Other Four-Letter Words”
  • I AM A CAT  /  Laura Nyro  /  “Smile”
  • (Robert Mueller Costume)  /  I’VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU  /  Dianne Reeves  /  “Good Night & Good Luck”
  • THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC  /  Bob Dylan  /  “Fallen Angels”
  • DON’T STAND A GHOST OF A CHANCE  /  Wild Bill Davis & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis  /  “Live in Chateauneuf-du-Pape”
  • GHOST OF YESTERDAY  /  Carmen McRae  /  “Bittersweet”
  • (Harry Potter Costume)  /  IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • HAUNTED HEART  /  Renee Fleming & Fred Hersch  /  “Haunted Heart”
  • THE PARTY’S OVER  /  Sally Mayes  /  “Our Private World”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine

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PLAYLIST FOR “ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT” (9.21.13)

21 Sep

An hour of people who make records — and have records, police records, that is.  I could have gone on for another hour, but, lucky you, you got time off for good behavior.  

SONG TITLE  /  Artist  /  CD Or Album Title

 

  • WHAT A LITTLE MOONLIGHT CAN DO  /  Billie Holiday  /  “Billie’s Best”
  • WE THREE (MY ECHO, MY SHADOW, AND ME)  /  Paul McCartney  /  “Kisses On The Bottom”
  • KEEPIN’ OUT OF MISCHIEF NOW  /  Dinah Washington  /  Dinah Sings Fats Waller”
  • THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU  /  Harry Connick Jr.  /  “Only You”
  • FEVER  /  Ray Charles/Natalie Cole  /  “Genius Loves Company”
  • PLEASE BE KIND  /  Frank Sinatra/Count Basie  /  “Sinatra-Basie: An Historic Musical First”
  • NIGHTS AT THE TURNTABLE  /  Gerry Mulligan/ Chet Baker  /  “The Best Of The Gerry Mulligan Quartet
  • SECRET LOVE  /  George Michael  /  “Songs From The Last Century”
  • GIRL FROM IPANEMA  /  (Mystery Vocalist)  /  Amy Winehouse  /  “Lioness: Hidden Treasures”
  • JUST IN TIME  /  Anita O’Day & Cal Tjader  /  “Time For Two”
  • IT’S MAGIC  /  James Brown  /  “Soul On Top”
  • THERE’S A LULL IN MY LIFE  /  Ella Fitzgerald w/ Stan Getz  /  “Like Someone In Love”
  • AIN’T MISBEHAVIN ’  /  Willie Nelson  /  “American Classic”
  • TRAV’LIN’ LIGHT  /  Queen Latifah  /  “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • PARIS MISMATCH  /  (Theme Music)  /  Cody Owen Stine  /  (Unreleased Master)

PLAYLIST FOR “RULES TO LIVE BY” (11.17.12)

17 Nov

If the Dalai Lama, Satchel Paige, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and David Petraeus can write their lists of Rules To Live By (and they have), why can’t I?

SONG TITLE / Artist / CD Or Album Title

  • EXPERIMENT / Tony Bennett / “Stage & Screen Hits”
  • LAUGHING AT LIFE / Etta Jones / “Doin’ What She Does Best”
  • SWINGING ON A STAR / Mark Murphy / “Ultra Lounge: Nursery Rhymes”
  • IN A MELLOW TONE / Delicatessen / “Jazz + Bossa”
  • IF I RULED THE WORLD / James Brown / “It’s A New Day – So Let A Man Come In”
  • SHALL WE DANCE / Stacey Kent / “Let Yourself Go”
  • I DON’T WORRY ABOUT A THING / Mose Allison / “Mose In Your Ear”
  • I’M GONNA LIVE TILL I DIE / Queen Latifah / “Trav’lin’ Light”
  • MAKE SOMONE HAPPY / (Mystery Vocalist) / Bill Nighy / “Arthur Christmas Movie Soundtrack”
  • GIVE ME THE SIMPLE LIFE / Lorez Alexandria / “Alexandria The Great”
  • LISTEN HERE / Dave Frishberg / “Classics”
  • DON’T BE BLUE / Veronica Nunn / “American Lullaby”
  • BEFORE YOU KNOW IT / Mary Stallings / “Dream”
  • YOU MIGHT AS WELL LIVE / Mark Winkler / “Till I Get It Right”
  • PARIS MISMATCH / (Theme Music) / Cody Owen Stine / (Unreleased Master)